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  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Do you think that genetic studies of schizophrenia will allow us to understand the pathways that are involved in the disease?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"It's possible to do research without a PhD, so why do you want to spend the insanely long time required to get an MD/PhD?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think of the medicare bill in congress?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my personal statement. Read research papers" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was friendly, there is a lot of interplay between medicine and science, amazing neuroscience and psychiatry programs." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's really difficult to park...don't drive there!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Typical MD/PhD interviews...they fill up the whole day...6 interviews total. There was a dinner the night before, and a dinner the day of...and a lunch the day of. The 6 interviewers included 1 clinician, 1 student, and 4 scientists" Report Response

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